I suffer from Schizophrenia, having had 4 psychoses during my adulthood.
I have a background in tech, and I’ve recently been involved in an entrepreneurship programme, where a couple of founders were working on a startup to deliver prescription-based digital therapeutics.
Which got me thinking… Both myself and my wife have noticed early warning signs in the language that I use and my emails, texts, etc. What if there were an app that people suffering from this condition could install on their phones. That analyses speech patterns in calls, and language patterns in text and emails being sent. And should it identify abnormal patterns, it sends an alert to the partner or family member of the person who is suffering from this condition. So that they can intervene by seeing a professional and adjusting medication or by intervening through therapy, etc. Hopefully before a full-on psychosis occurs, which can take months to a year to recover from.
I believe that with the recent advances in natural language processing and semantic analysis that this is technically feasible.
Do any of you believe that your afflicted loved ones would install such an app on their phone voluntarily?
I totally understand that it wouldn’t work as an involuntary intervention - as it could further paranoia. But if it were voluntary…
What do you all think? Do you believe that your loved ones might use such an app?